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As we moms shop at the store, trying to handle the grocery list, the kids and the extreme talent of saying ‘no’ 7000 times, we also have in the back of our minds our budget. If you are like me, you keep a running tally of the cost of things and a mental note of the dent it can make in your checking account. Years ago, I did the coupon thing. I stayed up late, searched the paper, the internet, mailers and more for coupons. And then I would get to the store super early in the morning and try to save as much as possible. I STILL have things two years later that I bought back then!
Things have changed with my status as a single mom so now, I just buy way less than I used to. I no longer have time for the endless coupon cutting. Plus, trying to get my kids up at 6am to hit the sales is just not going to happen. So, my coupon days are behind me except for one tried and true trick that always saves me money. If you don’t already know, All You Magazine has a TON of real life coupons that you can really use at the store! In fact, the April 2014 edition has a coupon for $1 off the issue – get $1 off All You NOW (while supplies last!) AND there are as TON of coupons inside too! Including another $1 off an issue of All You!
I grabbed my copy at Kroger this last week before I took my kids to Disneyland and quickly marked the ones I am going to use on my restocking trip to the store later this week. As with any vacation, I bought as little as possible before the trip and now need to replenish the shelves with food and toiletries to get us through!
Included in the April 2014 issue are also some awesome tips for saving money this year! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! In fact, as I was packing and getting ready for our trip to Disneyland, I was using some to save as much as I could on the trip and on my bills while gone.
I turned up the AC so I knew it would not come on for 4 days. Luckily, the temps were mild enough in the home that my dogs would be OK. I walked around once more to make sure all of the lights were turned off after I had everyone loaded into the car service so I could catch any the kids might have left on. And I negotiated multiple trips with the car service to get a discount!
As for the extreme cost of travel, I packed snacks in each girls backpack and carried a backpack of my own to reduce the luggage I had to check! By only taking enough clothes for the 4 day trip, I reduced to one backpack and saved $70 in baggage fees!
There are so many great ways to save money every single day. And this issue has awesome craft ideas for Easter Eggs too! One of the easiest ways is to buy All You and use the amazing coupons inside. Kroger has the issue up by the check out stand! Use the $1 off coupon to save on it and then use the $1 coupon in the issue to save on next months!
T0 help you save even more, (1) winner will get a $50 KROGER GIFT CARD! The giveaway ends 4/28/2014 and is open to US Residents only. Enter below and GOOD LUCK!